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Young people around a table talking with tablets and coffee cups.Preparing for Adulthood

As children move into their teenage years it is important that we start thinking about and planning for their Adult lives. This is known as Preparing for Adulthood.

In Portsmouth City we start to think about what a child might need to support them as an adult, early on. If your child has an EHCP you might find that you start to talk about adulthood from the Year 6 Annual Review.

In Portsmouth City we want every young person with SEND to have equal life chances as they move into Adulthood.

This section of the Local Offer provides information and services to help prepare a young person for Adulthood and know where you can find support to plan for this.

It is important that people are able to use the Local Offer website to plan ahead and to support young people with SEND to have more choice and control over their lives.

We have worked with Young people in Portsmouth to develop this section. Simply choose one of the links below to get started.

Learning and Education

Information on post-14 education and training including Colleges, Apprenticeships, Supported Internships and going to university.

Education and Training

Finding a job and Training

This section covers key areas such as preparing for work, careers advice, finding a job, volunteering and types of employment support available for young people with SEND in Portsmouth City.

Finding a job and further training (PfA)

Housing and Independent Living

Find out about the different types of housing and support with living available in Portsmouth City. This includes finding a house, supported living and general information on being independent at home.

Housing and Independent Living (PfA)

Being Healthy

Information and support to stay physically and mentally healthy. Including Annual Health Checks, well-being support, adaptations at home, nutrition and healthy foods and support to access health services such as the GP, Dentist and visiting the hospital.

Young People – Being Healthy

Getting out and about in the Community

Support for young people to get out and about in the community

Preparing for Adulthood- Help getting out and about

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